Specializing in quality, foundation type, ranch horses is what we do here at B&T. Centering our breeding program around Hancock bred horses, we cross only the top performance lines in history to produce what we feel, and know you'll agree, is the best using horses available today! Our focus is on QUALITY not quantity, and although we dont run massive strings of broodmares and several stallions, we feel that our mares are the very best you will find. Below, for your enjoyment, find photos and information on some of the great stallions that are behind our program. After seeing these phenomenal horses, I'm sure you'll agree, B&T Performance Horses is
THE BEST place to find your next Champion!!!
1962-1990 Grey Stallion
Ranked #9 Top Ranch Horse Bloodlines by Western Horseman Magazine - October 2007
1956-1980 Blue Roan Stallion
Ranked #7 Top Ranch Horse Bloodlines by Western Horseman Magazine - October 2007
1940-1967 Sorrel Stallion
Sire of numerous World Champions, Leo was inducted into the AQHA Hall of Fame in 1989. Sire to Rip Rip, one of the prominent outcross stallions in the Blue Valentine lines.
1991 Grullo Roan Mare
Plenty Try x Diane Valentine
While this is page is about the sires, I think it is imperative to mention the great mare Fox Coup. Bred by KESA Quarter Horses, this double bred granddaughter of Gooseberry may very well be the most influential mare in the Blue Valentine lines save for Blue Valentine himself. Her legacy lives on strong through many programs, including our own.
1973 Blue Roan
Blue Valentine x Missus Robin
Another one of our favorite Blue Valentine sons. A cross of Blue Valentine on Leo,
1978 Bay Roan Stallion
Blue Valentine x Ambrose Sue 30
Roan Ambrose is and will continue to be an integral part of our program. The cross of Blue Valentine on Texas Blue Bonnet is one that many say earned Blue Valentine his name!
1957-1981 Sorrel Stallion
Superior performance sire, as well as competitor, Blondy's Dude, a AQHA Hall of Fame inductee, was purchased by Morgan Freeman in 1961, after Mr. Freeman saw him at a reining competition. Blondy's Dude earned 45 halter, 4 cutting, and 8 reining points in his competitive career, as well as produced numerous top performing offspring.
LEO HANCOCK HAYES
1980-2007 Blue Roan Stallion
The last breeding son of Blue Valentine, Leo Hancock Hayes left his mark on the industry much the same way as his sire. Nearly all of his 500+ foals were used for ranch work and rodeo. Although this makes for little official AQHA record, this bloodline is one of the most sought after today for performance horses. Leo Hancock Hayes also produced more than 50% roans out of his 500+ foal crop!
1923-1943 Brown Stallion
Regarded as the Greatest Sire of ranch horses that ever lived, Joe Hancock sired such greats as Red Man, Little Joe the Wrangler, Joe Tom, Roan Hancock, and Brown Joe.
Inducted into the AQHA Hall of Fame in 1992.
1935 Bay Roan Stallion
Son of Joe Hancock, Red Man is one of the greatest sires of Cow Horses in history as well as stakes winners on the race track Red Man sired many great horses, including Blue Valentine, Booger Red, and Apache Agent. Inducted into the NCHA Hall of Fame.
1932-1960 Bay Stallion
Known as Speedy during his rodeoing days, Driftwood left an indelible mark on the using horse world. Inducted into the AQHA Hall of Fame in 2006.
1973 Bay Roan Stallion
Blue Valentine x Fox Hastings
One of our favorite Blue Valentine sons! The classic cross of Blue Valentine on Texas Blue Bonnet produced the foundation of the Hayes/Merritt breeding program and is still working well 50 years later!
ROWDY BLUE MAN
1977 Bay Roan Stallion
Blue Valentine x Hydel Girl 44
This unique cross of Blue Valentine crossed on his own granddaughter with a shot of Three Bars produced a stallion a little different from all the other Blue Valentine sons. We use a splash of RBM in our herd through select sons.
1974 Bay Roan Stallion
Blue Valentine x Moon Princess
Ruano Rojo left his mark as a producer of rope horses. This Blue Valentine son adds in a cross of Hank Wiescamp breeding.
TEXAS BLUE BONNET
1939 Grulla Stallion
Texas Blue Bonnet sired many good horses for the Hayes brothers. One was a buckskin calf-roping gelding named Hindu that Buster, Laurie, Hyde, and Jim Wilkinson all won on. Everett Shaw, an outstanding roper and rope horse trainer, said that Texas Blue Bonnet might just be the best son of Joe Hancock. He would have no doubt gotten plenty of argument on this because there were many other good sons of the old horse. But Texas Blue Bonnet certainly was on of the best, and one of his sons, Plenty Coup, was an outstanding sire that Hyde borrowed from the Hayes brothers from time to time to use on the Merritt Ranch mares. The horse was a colorful light buckskin with a bald face, and the Merritts got some good geldings and fillies by him. ~~ Story courtesy of HancockHorses.com